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Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing.
 
American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) podcasts represent an array of topics including politics, entertainment, finance, wealth building, education, sports, entrepreneurship, civil rights, and advocacy. AURN is the nation’s only African-American controlled Radio & Digital network.
 
The VOTING WHILE BLACK podcast goes beyond the rhetoric to reveal how the Democratic candidates for president really think about race. There is no doubt that the promise of fighting racism—and creating a truly equitable, just and safe society for everyone—will play a powerful role in motivating voters in the 2020 election. We are at a critical turning point, and cannot confuse rhetoric with action. Produced by the leading Black voter mobilization program, Color Of Change PAC, and hosted by C ...
 
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This week, Tom Steyer is back! We talk about the Georgia Senate wins, upcoming Biden Administration, renewed Trump impeachment calls, and how better leadership sets the stage for a renewed effort for spurring clean energy jobs. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss what a Democratic majority in the Senate means for climate action. Su…
 
When a mob attacked the Capitol building on January 6th in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, found herself like many other lawmakers forced to flee the chamber and take cover. While congress was locked down, several Republicans refused to we…
 
What happens when market-based climate policies meet real world politics? That's exactly what Danny Cullenward and David Victor wanted to explore in their new book Making Climate Policy Work. The authors join the show to discuss the shortcomings of cap-and-trade reforms and how better regulations can deliver solutions instead. Cullenward is Policy …
 
Tanya Hart speaks with Meagan Good and Tamara Bass about their directorial debut movie If Not Now, When? Four friends, who met in high school and are bonded by an event, are suddenly forced back together when one of them suffers a crisis. It’s a story of love, forgiveness and the incredible bond between women.…
 
"Off Message" presents Episode 9 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": The pandemic sent shockwaves through a global labor market already upended by digitization and the green energy transition. It left tens of millions jobless and amplified skills gaps. Even as we spent trillions keeping the economy on life support, invest…
 
On Wednesday afternoon supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building, overwhelming police and forcing the representatives inside into hiding just as they prepared to certify Joe Biden's election victory. Matt Fuller of Huffpost and Jon Farina of Status Coup, who were at the capitol as events unfolded, join Ryan Grim to discuss. …
 
This week, Michael Grunwald, senior writer for Politico Magazine and author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era, joins the show to discuss how the Obama Administration transformed clean energy with the 2009 stimulus package and what President-elect Joe Biden is likely to learn as a result of leading the effort. Co-hosts…
 
One year ago, the U.S. government assassinated Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani by drone strike near the Baghdad International Airport. Is it possible that Donald Trump, now entering the final weeks of his presidency, might have further plans for Iran before he leaves office? Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Re…
 
This summer, amid racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd, Emmanuel Acho launched "Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man", a YouTube series that would go on to spawn a best-selling book of the same name. In the process, Acho, a former NFL linebacker, who co-hosts Speak For Yourself on FOX Sports 1, brought together Americ…
 
This week, Lydia Millet, author of "A Children's Bible", a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and one of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year, joins the show to talk about why she wanted to explore intergenerational responses to the climate crisis in her new novel. We discuss coping mechanisms, the role of religion, parentin…
 
Following the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, one of the biggest questions in California politics became who Governor Gavin Newsom would select to fill the Senate seat soon-to-be vacated by Vice President-Elect Harris. This week, Newsom put the question to rest, selecting California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla. On the heels of his se…
 
This week, Ian Haney López, author of Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America and Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley, joins the show (3:30) to explain the race and class narrative, dog whistle politics, and how defeating racism is essential to combat the clima…
 
Jim Grant is the founder of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, a twice-monthly journal of financial markets popular among some of the most famous investors. Over past 35+ years of the publication, Grant developed a cult following on Wall Street. In this interview we discussed Modern Monetary Theory and its limitations, Keynesian and Austrian Schools o…
 
"Off Message" presents Episode 8 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": [Sponsored Content] As the world looks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2050, the financial sector is playing a critical role in facilitating this low-carbon transition through the deployment of innovative financing solutions and b…
 
After going head-to-head on The Issue Is this past October, Brian Tyler Cohen and Tomi Lahren are back for Round 2. On the left, Cohen is the progressive host behind the No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen podcast. With more than a million subscribers on YouTube, Cohen’s videos have also been viewed some 600,000,000 times. On the right, Lahren is the con…
 
On election day last month, 52% of Puerto Rican voters answered “yes” to the following question: Should Puerto Rico be admitted immediately into the Union as a State? But the result of the non-binding referendum has gotten little attention in Washington since then. After all, it’s hardly the first time a statehood vote on the island has been answer…
 
America faced an inflection point in the climate crisis in 2020. Record-setting fires and environmental devastation were inescapable sights on the news, as the tragic consequences of a warming planet were on display at home and abroad. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic showed us the reality of living under multiple ecological disasters and the murde…
 
"Off Message" presents Episode 7 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": What will it take to secure access to the critical minerals we need for the future — and can we solve one environmental challenge without creating a new one? Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to political leaders around the world about what they are…
 
This week, coronavirus cases continued to surge, congressional relief remained hanging in the balance, court challenges to the Presidential election were halted, and members of Congress were revealed to have been targeted by foreign intelligence. With insight on those stories, and others, Elex Michaelson is joined on The Issue Is by three members o…
 
This week, Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project, joins the show to answer one basic question: what the hell is going on with environmental voters? Just kidding...kinda. We dig into the facts with Nathaniel to better understand what motivates environmentally-friendly voters, why it matters that many d…
 
"Off Message" presents Episode 6 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": To understand how essential critical minerals are to our world, we turn to a case study: cobalt. This mineral is proving key to the future of green energy, defense and high tech manufacturing — not to mention electric vehicles. But cobalt has its challen…
 
This week, Dr. Mark Morocco and Dr. Peter Szilagyi weighs in on vaccines, ICU capacity and the reality inside California hospital. Elex also speaks with Rep. Karen Bass on the Congresswoman possibly replacing Sen. Kamala Harris. Chef Andrew Gruel on his viral response to California's new dining restrictions.…
 
With runoff elections in Georgia next month poised to determine control of the US Senate, national media have turned their eyes south. To help you digest the coming avalanche of Georgia coverage, Ryan Grim sits down with Intercept contributor George Chidi to discuss his state’s raucous political history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou…
 
Catherine Coleman Flowers is the author of "Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret" and the founder and current director of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice. Since 2008, Catherine has been the rural development manager at the Race and Poverty Initiative of the Equal Justice Initiative. She also serves as a …
 
This week, Heather McTeer Toney, Senior Director of Moms Clean Air Force, joins the show to discuss raising the next generation for climate action and the "mom-partisan" approach to the environment. She also discusses her prior work in the EPA, addressing the BP oil spill with the impacted local communities, environmental justice initiatives, and h…
 
"Off Message" presents Episode 5 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": The technologies that protect us, move us and power our daily lives require mining minerals and metalsin distant places. But access to these essential materials is increasingly under threat. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk with experts who are sou…
 
Come 2021 the Democrats are likely to find themselves in control of the Presidency and the House but not the Senate — meaning Mitch McConnell will be in a position to block any ambitious legislation from the new administration. But as Trump has shown us, there’s a lot a president can do without congress. Robert Hockett and Demond Drummer from New C…
 
This week, Jamil Smith, Senior Writer at Rolling Stone for national affairs and culture and an Emmy winner, joins the show to discuss his piece "Another Reason We Can’t Breathe" and the importance of fighting environmental racism during the Biden Administration. We discuss the president-elect's plan, the role of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, …
 
The circular firing squad over the Democrats’ underperformance in congressional races has already begun. Party leaders are blaming “the squad” and other left-wing figures for their talk of “defunding the police.” Meanwhile, progressives blame the establishment for refusing to adopt a more ambitious platform. Chuck Rocha, the head of Solidarity Stra…
 
This week, Dr. Mark Hyman, author of Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time, joins the show to discuss how to fix our broken food system, sequester more carbon from soil, and eat better for the planet. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss the 2020 election results and proof …
 
"Off Message" presents Episode 3 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations": The pandemic and the rise of China are prompting Republicans and Democrats to turn to government power to grow industries important to America’s security and place in the world. “Industrial policy” is an idea long reviled among Washington policymakers. H…
 
This week, Chris Hamby, New York Times investigative reporter and author of "Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia," joins the show to discuss his new book on how coal companies endangered coal miners and prevented workers from receiving health benefits. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss false promi…
 
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